University of Idaho Top Rankings

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is consistently recognized among the "top national, doctoral-granting universities" in the country by U.S. News & World Report. It is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity.

The University has the following Colleges: Agricultural & Life Sciences; Art & Architecture; Business & Economics; Education; Engineering; Graduate Studies; Law; Letters, Arts & Social Sciences; Natural Resources; Science.

The University of Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Some of the programmatic accreditations include:
- The Department of Architecture is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
- The College of Engineering degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc. (ABET).
- The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB International.
- The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.
- The computer science program is accredited by ABET's Computing Accreditation Commission.
- The College of Education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Idaho State Board of Education.


- University of Idaho is placed among top tier national universities (USNWR 2011).

- Placed among Tier 3 National Universities (US News 2010). The University of Idaho College of Education graduate programs have been ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News in the schools of education category.

- Listed in the 2009 edition of Princeton Review's "Best 368 Colleges". Only about 15% of the nation's colleges are included the in the ranking of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education.

- University of Idaho is included in the 2008 list of Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Colleges.

- Placed in the top half of the Top 50 Best Values for Public Colleges and Universities by Consumers Digest and recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the "77 Best Value Colleges in America".

- Ranked in the top 30 in the nation as "a great university to hit the books and backcountry" by Outside magazine.

- 91st in the NRC Ranking of Top Geosciences Doctoral Programs in the US (1995).

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